There’s nothing like a rainy Wednesday after dry, grass-crunching weather to get you in a good mood.Â It feels like the heat monster may have finally abated, thanks to those falling cats & dogs last night.
Today we’re doing a salad croissant, which is one of my favorite ways to spend a lunch.Â Enjoy this Smoked Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich Recipe as I enjoy eating one right now, though it’s a little early yet!
1 chicken breast or leg quarter, boneless, skinless
Salt and pepper, to taste
a few drops Liquid Smoke
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons celery,Â finely chopped
4 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Zest from one lemon
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons almonds, chopped and toasted
4 large croissants
mayonnaise for croissant sandwich buns
curly leaf lettuce or arugula
Season chicken with salt, pepper and Liquid Smoke; saute with butter in a skillet until thoroughly cooked; cool and dice finely; combine in a small bowl with celery, onion, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper and almonds.
Cut croissants in half horizontally, spread mayonnaise on each half.Â Divide smoked chicken mixture between each sandwich; add leaf lettuce or arugula and serve.